Are toxins trapped in your fat cells?
The body is very clever at holding onto certain resistant toxins. These being mainly pesticides, herbicides, paint solvents and toxic metals, but many other toxins can also be stored or trapped in our fat cells. These toxins are locked into the fatty components of various tissues such as fat itself and neuronal (nerve) tissue, composed mainly of fat. our brain is mostly made of fat too. Water soluble techniques will not allow the release of these toxins and if they do, they are usually reabsorbed on the way out.
Over the years I have noticed a definate increase in the amount of people with chemical sensitivity. Chemicals accumulated in the body produce chemical sensitivity. Now I know you might be thinking, I have not been exposed to any chemicals and eat organically so it’s not my problem? Well it propbably still is. If you have known chemical exposure then the problem could be even worse.
Just a bit of personal history to bring home this point. Back in 1986 when I was breast feeding my first child, it seemed that he didn’t want to feed very easily, so being the analytical person that I am, first thing I thought of was what was wrong with the milk, and because I had been working in a pathology lab, I thought I’d get my milk tested. Well I was blown away with the test results as I had above acceptable levels of PCB’s, Chlordane, Heptachlor, Dieldrin and the list goes on and yes this is a person with no known chemical exposure.
In Sherry Rogers book “Detoxify or Die” she states research of the American Environmental Protection Agency study of 400 Americans and showed 100%, yes every single person studied had stores of carcinogens such as Dioxins, PCB’s, Dichlorobenzene, Styrene and Xylene just to name a few and research from Turusov of the World Health Organisation states “There are probably no clean pesticide free animal, fish or human left on the face of earth”.
Since that time I have been on a mission to clean myself of these toxic chemicals and to a certain degree, with the tools I have available I have been able to achieve this, but I find that I can at times still be sensitive to some chemicals, such as if a client comes into the clinic wearing a strong smelling perfume I get a headache or sneeze. Apart from chemicals, heavy metals can be also be a challenge to clear and I had these too.
What Are Heavy Metals? There is actually no precise definition for the term “heavy metal” in chemistry. The term is really slang for polluting metal ions that are persistant and potentially toxic in the environment. A more meaningful term is therefore metal toxicity and the most commonly encountered toxic metals are aluminium, cadmium, lead, mercury and nickel. Toxic metals tend to accumulate in fatty tissues as well as chemicals. Let’s look at some of the more common toxic minerals.
Aluminium; associated with: Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia, Psychosis, Osteomalacia, muscle pain, colic, gastroenteritis, liver dysfunction, microcytic hypochromic anaemia.
Cadmium; associated with: hair loss, (alopecia), dry scaly skin, yellow teeth, osteoporosis, kidney and liver damage, increased blood pressure, fatigue, emphysema.
Lead; associated with: behavioural abnormalities, cognitive impairment, uncoordination, depression, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, restlessness, anaemia, anorexia, constipation, muscle and bone pain, peripheral neuropathy.
Mercury associated with: depression, emotional instability, loss of vision or hearing, tremors, weak, tired, psychotic and thirst.
Lead associated with: skin allergies, fever, insomnia, headaches, nausea, vomitting, diarrhoea, short or rapid breathing, apathy.
The above deep tissue cleanse and toxic metal clearance program marks the start of our new improved Ultimate Tissue Cleanse.
Here & Now magazine May 2004
The above program is no longer available, but you may contact the clinic for an alternative. 3/11/09